Justin R. Ortiz, MD, MS

Justin Ortiz, MD

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

Clinical Address:
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 N.E. Pacific, Campus Box 356522
Seattle, WA 98195-6522
Academic Office: (206) 616-8378
Fax: (206) 685-8673

Research Web Page

Research Address:
P.O. Box 900922
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 285-6619
Fax: (206) 285-6619

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Education and Training

B.A. in English Literature, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1995.

M.D. UCSF Department of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 2002.

Residency, UCSF Department of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 2005.

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 2007.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010.

Certificate in Vaccinology, Foundation Merieux, Annecy, France and University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2011.

M.S. in Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2012.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

My research interest is the clinical epidemiology of respiratory infections. Domestically, I model the impact of respiratory viruses on severe illness in the United States. Internationally, I work in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on influenza vaccine field trials and clinical studies assessing the effect of indoor air pollution on respiratory health.

Representative Publications

Ortiz JR, Shay DK, Liedtke LA, Bresee JS, Strausbaugh LJ. A national survey of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network concerning neuraminidase inhibitor prescription practices and pandemic influenza preparations. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 15;43(4):494-7.

Ortiz JR, Wallis TR, Katz MA, Berman LS, Balish A, et. al. No evidence of avian influenza A (H5N1) among returning US travelers. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Feb;13(2):294-7.

Ortiz JR, Katz MA, Mahmoud MN, Ahmed S, Bawa SI, Farnon EC, et. al. Lack of Evidence for Avian-to-Human Transmission of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Among Poultry Workers, Kano Nigeria, 2006. J Infect Dis. 2007 Dec 1;196(11):1685-1691. Epub 2007 Oct 25.

Ortiz JR, Kamimoto L, Aubert RE, Yao J, Shay DK, Bresee JS, Epstein RS. Oseltamivir prescribing in pharmacy-benefits database, United States, 2004-2005. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Aug;14(8):1280-3.

Ortiz JR, Sotomayor V, Uez OC, Oliva O, Bettels D, McCarron M, Bresee JS, Mounts AW. Strategy to enhance influenza surveillance worldwide. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;15(8):1271-8.

Ortiz JR, Zhou H, Shay DK, Neuzil KM, Fowlkes AL, Goss CH. Monitoring influenza activity in the United States: a comparison of traditional surveillance systems with Google Flu Trends. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 27;6(4):e18687. PubMed PMID: 21556151; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3083406.

Ortiz JR, Lafond KE, Wong TA, Uyeki TM. Pandemic influenza in Africa, lessons learned from 1968: a systematic review of the literature. Influenza Other Respi Viruses. 2011 May 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00257.x. [Epub ahead of print]PubMed PMID: 21668669.

Ortiz JR, Englund JA, Neuzil KM. Influenza vaccine for pregnant women in resource-constrained countries: A review of the evidence to inform policy decisions. Vaccine. 2011 Jun 15;29(27):4439-52.

Ortiz JR, Neuzil KM, Ahonkhai VI, Gellin BG, Salisbury DM, Read JS, Adegbola RA, Abramson JS. Translating vaccine policy into action: A report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Consultation on the prevention of maternal and early infant influenza in resource-limited settings. Vaccine. 2012 Sep 28. pii: S0264-410X(12)01345-X. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.09.034. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23026690.

Ortiz JR, Rudd KE, Clark DV, Jacob ST, West TE. Clinical Research During a Public Health Emergency: A Systematic Review of Severe Pandemic Influenza Management. Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]


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